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Love to learn in a small-group setting? This collection of programs has at most 10-24 participants.
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EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. Minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding, and rewarding, programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.
Gary from Henderson, NV Number of programs attended: 2
Date attended: 10/25/15 - 10/31/15
This was my first trip to the Family Search Library (FSL) in Salt Lake City and I'm glad I made the trip with the Roads Scholar Group. Even as an experienced researcher I learned some new search strategies and with the help of our expert genealogist I was able to look at those most challenging Brick Walls with a fresh set of eyes and was given guidelines on how to conduct a more in depth and rigorous study. Our accommodations were at the Plaza Hotel just a short walk of the FSL and Temple Square . It was a n easy walk to the Library after the Lectures. Every day we attended presentations by professional genealogist from Heritage Consulting on specific topics and then had one on one consultations, throughout the week with their team of experts. Stan and his team helped us focus our research and provided guidance on those challenging research projects. The volunteers that staff the library are friendly, helpful and extremely knowable. It was a lot of fun being with a group of like minded researchers, all eager to expand their knowledge and push back those branches a few more generations. We were very happy with how the tour was organized and conducted - kudos to organizers, Gary and Sandy. I'd highly recommend this tour this tour for anyone that wants to expand their knowledge and learn more about their ancestors. Unless you are just starting out as a complete newbie in Genealogy Research I highly recommend taking the intermediate or even advanced version of this tour. Besides the research we had opportunity to tour the nearby Conference Center and attend the Tabernacle Choir practice on Thursday evening, don't pass that up if at all possible. Seeing and hearing the Choir in person is a whole different experience than watching them on TV, very impressive. The groups final dinner was held at the historic Lion House, a nice way to cap off a fun week of research and say our goodbyes to our group members. Gary and Val

Paul from Gainesville, FL Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 10/25/15 - 10/31/15
An excellent, well-planned and well-run program with very helpful professional genealogists available to help unearth your ancestors' history. It's worth attending.

Hugh from Tyler, TX Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 10/25/15 - 10/31/15
A fast moving comprehensive program focusing on family ancestry and methods of verifying candidates for positions on family trees. Well designed and implemented to provide a lifetime memorable experience.

Betty from Ocean Springs, MS Number of programs attended: 2
Date attended: 10/25/15 - 10/31/15
Have you ever wondered where you (and your family) came from? Who were these ancestors that played a part in who you are today? Put your curiosity to work in this very interesting program that digs into your history and helps you put the pieces of the puzzle together. A great experience!

Joan from Houston, TX Number of programs attended: 4
Date attended: 10/18/15 - 10/24/15
This was my fourth Road Scholar/Elder Hostel program and I have been completely satisfied with each one attended. However, the leadership on this program was outstanding as was the help in research. I can highly recommend the program to anyone who is interested in learning more of their family history.

Lisa from Ammon, ID Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 10/18/15 - 10/24/15
Don't be afraid of the Beyond Beginner and Beyond Intermediate programs. Everyone in my group had a fair amount of genealogy knowledge and work on their family. No one was treated like we did not know enough. We were all complimented on our preparation and work at the Family Library. We were all treated with great respect. Great group of people all around.

Karen from Libertyville, IL Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 03/15/15 - 03/21/15
Wonderful program, first Road Scholar trip. Great leaders, so knowledgeable, professional, and kind. Learned some new strategies for genealogical research and had a potential county in Ireland to find my ancestors.

Alan from Concord, CA Number of programs attended: 6
Date attended: 03/15/15 - 03/21/15
If your looking for a frustrating trip this may be the one. Anybody who has done genealogy knows the feeling of frustration but also the joy when you find something. THIS WAS A GREAT TRIP, I enjoyed the beauty of Salt Lake City, the generosity of the Mormon Church and pleasantness of the Sister's & Elders, talented people running the programs and educating us, etc. etc. etc. You can see some images of the trip on my website: alansieglephotography.com, look under the Menu: Road Trips, Salt Lake City Trip. I haven't place the images on my site at this writing, so if you don't see them, check back a few days later.

Marilyn from Mission Viejo, CA Number of programs attended: 3
Date attended: 03/16/14 - 03/22/14
It's extremely helpful to have this opportunity to research in the largest genealogical library and have only your research to concentrate on...plus enjoying the common goals with other participants.

Judith from Greer, SC Number of programs attended: 3
Date attended: 03/16/14 - 03/22/14
If you are genealogy obsessed as I am, you should go to Salt Lake City and attend a genealogy program such as this. But, don't go expecting a vacation! This is work! I am no longer "afraid" of loading and searching through microfilm!

Ann from Lakewood, CO Number of programs attended: 3
Date attended: 03/16/14 - 03/22/14
We thought the experience in Salt Lake City was
very very good. Both my husband and I were impressed
with program and instructors were exceptional.
Hoping to attend further Genealogy programs
Sincerely Dale and Ann Moore

Judy from Laguna Woods, CA Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 03/16/14 - 03/22/14
Super and well worth the time and effort!

Ruth from Benicia, CA Number of programs attended: 7
Date attended: 03/09/14 - 03/15/14
I learned some interesting facts about my family that I never knew before and with the help of the professionals I was able to solve family mysteries. The leaders of the program and absolutely excellent and made everyone feel welcome and important!

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